|Thursday Afternoon Run: 12 min 51 sec||+21 sec|
2 Days Since My Last Run
1:20 p.m. 92° / 97° Heat Index sunny
Running Tunes: The Go-Go's
●Twas not as hot yesterday when I decided to take the day off from running... and then today when I didn't wake up for an early morning run when it's cooler out, I had to settle on the short afternoon thing... when it's hot. Swell.
I've gotten used to these short runs in the heat. Before each one, I'm ready mentally. They're never easy but since they are so short, I'm able to tough them out and push through the extreme heat index while the sweat waterlogs my headband and eventually starts to drip onto my sunglasses like it did again today. Hearing the End Cue on my Running Play List isn't a gigantic relief in this heat because like today, I often feel nearly completely dead. My ice water helps tremendously but I'm about ready to lay down under the hot sun and just wait to see what happens. Of course it's not that bad as I am able to make the 12-15 minutes walk back.
At this point it's totally an uphill battle to achieve my goal of running more in June than the previous month... but I'm still gonna give it a try; I ain't givin' up! I guess if I don't achieve that goal, these short runs are better than nothing. I feel like they accomplish nothing but my wonderful Sugarmag keeps reminding me that that's not true. If I'm not running, I'm sitting... sitting's never better.
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 2:47:52